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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    January 26, 2013
    7:00 - 10:00am PST  

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the hazing incident that is shaking up a bay area catholic high school and their football program. good morning everyone, welcome to mornings on 2, saturday january 26, i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. let's check in with rosy chu with a quick look at your america forecast. >> yes, we are warm out there, into the afternoon you'll notice a cool down because we do have cooler weather beginning to move in. and this morning the bigger story may be that patchy dense fog out there. visibility down to a quarter mile, even in one of the local spots. i'll talk about that in just a moment. a mix of sun and clouds and isolated chance at maybe a sprinkle and we are going to be
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mainly dry. but cool conditions are expected. i'll detail this for you and showout temperatures coming up. we're following developing news right now. a police chase that ended with the dramatic car crash in oakland just a few hours ago. six people rushed to the hospital as we just got word that one of the passengers, they have died. ktvu alex savage is live for us, including the man hunt underway right now. alex? >> reporter: police at this point are looking for the driver of the suv, but i also want to tell you here that the sergeant on scene, they have confirmed toney a 19-year-old man was killed in this crash here. he was a passenger inside this stolen suv you're looking at right now. it was being chased this morning by chp officers. the suv was packed with eight people inside, coming down this hill when the driver lost control and slammed into a tree. here was the scene around 3:30 this morning here on the drive in oakland. paramedics transported six passengers with various injuries.
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one of them later died. the pursue all began when police tried topping this suv when the driver of the suv took off. chp officers picked up the pursuit on the freeway in oakland. it's unclear if alcohol was involved here, but the sergeant tells me that this suv was going dangerously fast. >> when you take these extreme measures to avoid one crime, you just multiply that and you do jeopardize the safety and lives of everybody else on the street. if there is somebody else on out here walking a dog or, you know, pulling out, taking their kids to the babysitter and at the speeds, which, you know, the evidence here indicates that they were traveling, there would be no way for them to avoid that collision. >> reporter: immediately after the crash, two people in that
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crash ran off. one of them caught by the officer. however, the driver escaped as he is still on the run this morning. although speaking to the sergeant police department, he tells me that they have good leads on who the driver is as they do hope to track them down later on today. obviously a full investigation will be taken down here as they will be out of here for some time as i'm told by police that once the driver is caught, he'll be facing both felony hit and run charges and also the vehicular manslaughter charges. given that one of the passengers died in this crash. live this morning in oakland, alex savage, ktvu news. recovering this morning from the gunshot wound to the leg. the incident, they began last night when the burgundy camaro crashed into the sedan on east 12th street. and now shortly after the officers arrived on that scene, the driver of the camaro ran away. police heard a couple gun shots nearby. when they went to investigate, the suspect shot at them, wounding the 13-year veteran
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officer. the injure officer, they were -- the injured officer was still able to chase them before they finally surrendered. >> this really highlights the level of violence that we're dealing with in this city and the fact that, you know, someone, they will take that opportunity to harm one of our officers in full uniform. this was the second oakland police officer to be shot this week. an undercover officer was hit in the arm on monday after a confrontation. they hope people will anonymously give back their guns at a buyback event today from 10:00 until 2:00 at the san mateo county event center. anyone could surrender weapons. you can get up to $100 for a handgun, shotgun, or rifle and up to $200 is offered for an assault weapon. they say it's providing the funding. the long time fairfield comedy club burned down last night. the fire broke out just before 7:00 p.m. at the pepper belly comedy and
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variety theater on texas street downtown fairfield. smoke and flames shot 50 feet up in the air. it took crews more than three hours to get everyone under control. the building is a total loss. >> it is just amazing the flames coming out of the top. it was real bright. it's really sad actually. i hope they rebuild it because they have had great shows. it's hard to see good comedy in this area. >> the club has been a staple in fairfield for a quarter century. comedians that were set to perform in the next few months are postponed. and they are increasing patrols around schools after the suspicious man tried to talk a 10-year-old boy into getting into his car. it happened thursday afternoon near sutter elementary school. police say the boy was walking through a parking lot to meet his grandfather when a man in the 1970s light blue car tried to lure him into his vehicle. officers say they will now patrol the area when children
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get out of school every day. a football coach has been fired and five students expelled in the wake of the hazing scandal at a catholic high school in vallejo. officials at st. patrick st. vincent high school said that the head coach chris was fired after five of his players exposed themselves to six younger players in a locker room. they say that the incident was a part of the pattern of behavior that continued through last season. >> they were expelled because the school has a very strict policy about hazing and about abusive behavior. and they violated this. and that's one advantage of being a private school. it's cut and dry and they violated the rules, they're out. officials, they say that the coach was not involved in the hazing, but bares a responsibility because he was in charge when those incidents took place. thousands are expected to rally today in san francisco to mark the 40th anniversary of the supreme court decision, legalizing abortion. organizers say that the pro- life event will begin with a mass at st. mary's cathedral,
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followed by a rally at the civic center plaza. protesters will then walk down market street to justin herman plaza starting at 1:30 this afternoon. they expected it to be the largest pro-life event on the west coast. more than two dozen women rights groups are planning the counterprotest to the pro life rally. several san francisco supervisors and the birth control advocates planned to attend the pro choice rally today. fluke made headlines last year when they called her a prostitute after testifying before congress about the need for access to birth control. a rally will include a flash mob performed by members of dance without borders. the san francisco 49ers wide receiver michael crabtree can turn all his attention back to the super bowl now that it appears assault charges will not be filed against him. a woman had claimed that crabtree sexually assaulted her at the san francisco hotel following the team's playoff win against the green bay packers. but after an investigation by the police department, special
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victims unit, the district attorneys office has announced they will not press charges right now. the 49ers general manager issued this response saying that the team is pleased with the decision and "michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward." >> well, it is very fortunate that 49er fans have already struck gold. season ticketholders were entered into a lottery for the super bowl tickets. the winners lined up at candlestick park to pick up the tickets ranging from $850 to $1,250 a pot. >> we didn't know we were getting the tickets until we got that phone call. and so that's really nice. this is our second time we've been picked. >> super dome in new orleans will hold about 70,000 people for the game. they each received fewer than 13,000 tickets. super bowl tickets are averaging $3,000 a piece online. our super bowl coverage continues throughout the morning at 7:15.
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how the city of new orleans is preparing for the big crowd ahead of next weekend's big game. then at 7:35, the knock off merchandise that we found out there on the bay area streets and what you should look for when you are buying niner gear. and remember that we will bring you the team coverage of the big game starting next week with ktvu anchor mark banez. remember, that will be the only local news station with the live post-game show immediately following the super bowl next sunday. >> oh those are lucky crews. >> yes, very lucky. of course, a very busy morning here as well on mornings on 2. but in the meantime we've got a big week of weather ahead of us. is that right? >> the cooling trend is coming our way. fairly mild with the 60s outside. it felt pretty good as we will notice a change today with temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 50s for the
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afternoon. you're going to find an even dense visibility for a quarter mile. i'm seeing it here for them and visibility down to a quarter mile, even in the advisory by the weather office for the delta as well as the other views, including areas like fairfield, dense fog again to a quarter mile, making it very hazardous. to make sure to give yourself extra time if you have a place to be early op -- early on this morning. not rain falling over concord here as well. fairly mild start out there this morning. and now that's going to begin to change. a look here to the pacific
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satellite, watching two systems. this one here to the south of us, which will continue to the east. that will happen for your weekend. let me show you as we get into the weekend as we have partly cloudy skies. even turning mostly sunny for the afternoon and the portion here for you. unsettled weather. that will continue to sink over california as well and i don't see any rain popping up in our area as we are unsettled, remaining for the close. and that is the possibility, maybe an isolated shower on the afternoon breeze that will be picking up as well. so you will feel that as temperatures are in the mid-50s in areas like this. upper 50s for oakland and concord and 56 at san jose. extended forecast here, slight chance, slight chance, slight chance. that's what we're putting on the icon there with your weekend in view. numbers are on the cooler side.
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mid to upper 50s as we hold on to this trend all the way into early next weekend. partly or early on next weekend and partly cloudy skies to mostly sunny overnight lows that will begin to fall as well. mid to upper 30s in the forecast as early as tomorrow. i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers coming up. following an escalated situation in egypt this morning. the ruling by the judge in last year's soccer riot that sparked another deadly protest overnight. and stopping the spread when the east bay high school and a what they are doing after two staph infection cases with students that have been confirmed. we will give you a live look outside. 746 feet tall those towers. you wouldn't know it as they are hugging both the north and south tower of the golden gate bridge, moving very lightly in the southbound direction. no traffic right now for you going northbound, except that view there. time now is 7:12 as you're watching mornings on 2.
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welcome back. a live look over at the east bay for you as we have a cool down in stored for your afternoon at this hour. mostly cloudy skies with the patchy dense fog. new this morning, protests in egypt right now after the controversial ruling about last year's soccer riot. protesters demonstrated against the judge's decision to sentence 21 people to death for their role in the soccer riot. the relatives of the prisoners, they tried to break them out. 27 people have died so far including two policemen and two soccer players, all coming after the last riots that broke out in the stands during the game between two rival soccer clubs. 74 people, they were killed. it was the worst soccer violence in 15 years.
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this morning the violence came just hours after the outside presidential palace in cairo. demonstrators are holding rallies against the egyptian governor. hurling rocks at police and military personnel that responded by firing tear gas into that crowd from some 2,000 people that had been injured in fighting over the past few days. >> the online hacker group has taken over the government website to avenge the death of the internet activist. >> two weeks a go today where a line was crossed. two weeks a go today. >> they hijacked that site belonging to the sentencing commission and the independent agency of the judicial branch. we have friends of aaron schwartz who said he killed himself after being hounded. he was an internet activist who also helped to develop the san francisco-based website. and he was accused of breaking into the computer system at m.i.t. downloading academic articles and illegally making them free on the net. anonymous says they have
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infiltrated several government networks and threatening to release secret government data. police say that they have found the marijuana growing operation across the street from an elementary school. s.w.a.t. teams found more than 400 marijuana plants after raiding the home on dixon road yesterday. investigators have a street value of about $600,000. they are surprised at such a large growth operation. but police say there are signs for residents to look out for. >> what we're finding is most of these grow houses are rental properties because they are causing thousands of dollars of damage. >> other clues that the growing operation may exist, a house where you may never see the tenant with signs of added ventilation and the sounds of fans. an oakland teenager who admitted to killing his parents has been sentence today 25 years in prison. they pleaded guilty to secondary murder in the death of robert cayman. the killings took place a year
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ago. the boy was 15 at the time. he told police he had been suspended from school for smoking marijuana and that he didn't want to deal with his parents being upset with him. two cases of staph infection have been confirmed at a high school in lafayette. school officials sent a letter home to parents yesterday asking students to take precautions to stop the spread of the infection. a gym and locker rooms were closed to be professionally cleaned. staph infections can have serious complications and require hospitalization. >> i thought it's not too big of a deal, but i'm glad that they are dealing with it in a good way. >> to prevent that staph infection, the cdc recommends keeping all cuts clean and covered with bandages. students are being reminded to never share personal items like towel and soap and to shower immediately after games and practices. and the nurses association says they are concerned that a part of the berkeley hospital will be without heat or hot water today. they alerted their staff that a
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couple of the north building areas will lose service as crews repair a leak in the boiling room. they are taking precautionary steps like ordering extra supplies to protect the patient care. there are no c-section deliveries scheduled and all newborn baths are being postponed. the fairfield police department are collecting unwanted prescription drugs today. drop offs could be made between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the event is only open to people that live in solano county to help prescription abuse and protect the environment. well the city of new orleans says they are ready to welcome the 49ers when the team flies there tomorrow night. the city has planned for the super bowl for the past two years. they have spent close to $750 million renovating the super dome, convention center as well as the airport. new orleans will host the super bowl and mardi gras during the next two weeks. >> our great city, new orleans, is ready for mardi gras and
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thesuper bowl xlvii. nobody has done these two things ever. >> security is a priority. new orleans is adding 300 officers from outside law enforcement agencies to help with patrols. president obama plans to hold wall street accountable for any wrong doing. >> but we also know the free market works best for everybody when we have smart common sense rules in place to prevent irresponsible behavior. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president highlighted his nomination of mary jo white to the exchange commission and richard cordre for the consumer protection bureau as they are both former prosecutors and their new jobs will focus on reforming wall street and protecting consumers from predatory lending and hidden credit card fees. the debate over the president's power to make recess appointments will likely end up at the supreme court. a three judge appellate panel ruled that the president
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exceeded his constitutional authority last year when he appointed three people to the national labor relations board while the senate was on a holiday break. the panel rules that the senate was technically still in session. and the ruling casted out on hundreds of decisions that the labor board made in the past year. prison overcrowding is being blamed for a riot that has killed some 50 people in venezuela. security from around the country immediately rushed to the prison, which houses some of venezuela's most dangerous criminals. the number of fights had escalated inside that prison this week as rival gangs battled for control. a prison watchdog group says more than 300 inmates died in the venezuela prisons last year. the battle of parking heats up as a plan on charging visitors is denied. the east coast is now preparing for snow. we'll tell you how people are coping. cooler weather is headed to the bay area for your weekend
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at this hour. low clouds, fog, and poor visibility in some spots. i'll show you what you can expect coming up.
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they are not happy about charging visitors. they want to install about 15 self-made machines at the beaches and charge visitors a new $8 fee for parking. the fees are necessary to maintain beaches and open others that were closed due to budget cuts. the sonoma county zone denied that request though. the state now plans to appeal that decision. after days of bitter cold, many new yorkers are waking up to snow. the blast left them frozen. check that out. >> it's on the 4th day right
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now where we have that heat restored. the city has set up tents on staten island for homeowners still without heat. it's a similar situation for the hampton road, virginia. causing an messy evening commute. the roads were so slippery that some drivers were struggling to make it up the small hills. right now it is still 27 degrees in that area. >> all right. from virginia to right here in the bay area, we will see how our weekend is starting. >> yes, hard to complain about what's going on here as we will get a cool down, but not too bad. we're in the 40s with the widespread 40s. if you take a look, we are dealing with the fog this morning and the flights are delayed or so. expect that if you have them flying on in this morning.
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widespread mid-40s in the inland spots and around the bay. we'll be in the mid-50s to your temperature here. 56 expected in san jose. cooler than yesterday as we have an outside chance at maybe a sprinkle. a system pulling on through, fairly dry, but mind it where the colder air is coming from. by tomorrow morning, noticeably cooler as we start on sunday and the afternoon highs will be relatively cool with mid to upper 50s back till wednesday. the health care that has been putting them back in the hospital this morning. we emptied the city for this and have been calling back other people and other offices to fill on in. >> the back joke that lead to the lockdown of three bay area schools. the problem that one student could now face.
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investigators in oakland still piecing together a deadly crash that was the culmination of the pursuit. we'll tell you how the chase began and how many people were on inside -- were on the inside. good morning! wow.
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news. one person is dead after following the crash in oakland. >> i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. it began with a traffic stop and ended in a deadly car collision in oakland. ktvu's alex savage is live at the scene where he just talked to witnesses to that crash. alex, what did they have to say? >> reporter: well neighbors around here describe this as a loud crash that woke up a lot of people. we do know that a 19-year-old man, a passenger in this stolen suv was killed in this crash. the suv was being chased by the chp officers this morning. still an active crime scene. taking measurements right now. they had eight people inside of it when the driver lost control on this curve and then hit a tree. we'll show you what this accident scene looked like this morning at the neighborhood here in oakland. paramedics moved in transporting six passengers with various injuries from mild
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to moderate. one of them had very serious injuries and later died. that's the 19-year-old. the other passenger has non- life-threatening injuries. the driver of the car, the suv took off after the crash ran away from officers and is still on the run this morning. the pursuit began all the way over here when police tried to stop that suv and again they tried stopping it because they believe that the suv was stolen. i did talk to one neighbor in this area a is -- in a short time ago who saw the accident. >> we looked and we saw that truck go up and into that rock there and like the rock over there and the tree and turned sideways. i thought it was going to flip over, but it didn't. >> reporter: now, two people who were inside the suv ran off after the accident as officers chased after them. one of the men was taken into custody, but again the second man who ran off, the driver, the man police believe is the
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driver escaped, still on the loose this morning. stray a good sense of who he is, hoping to track him down later on today as they do tell me that investigators say once the person is found, he's likely facing both felony hit and run charges and vehicular charges. police said that the person was crossing between walnut drive last night. and that's when they were hit by the pick up truck. no crosswalk in that area. the driver stopped and he is cooperating with police. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital, but pronounced dead. the cause of the crash still under investigation. >> the giants fan was severely beaten, suffering a setback in
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his recovery. they said that he has been hospitalized after doctors found a large blood clot running from his thigh to his pelvis that could have been fatal. he received injections to help dissolve that clot that has been inserted in his abdomen to catch any new clots before they reach his lungs. he suffered brain damage after being beaten at a game outside dodger's stadium in 2011 and permanently disabled, expected to be in the hospital at least through the weekend. a series of the benefit concerts are being held this weekend to help raise money for brian stowe's medical care. the giants head coach organized and reformed at last night's fundraiser at the sweet water mill valley. similar events will be held tonight in napa and tomorrow in santa cruz, still as the hometown. >> the day it happened, it didn't just affect him. everybody became the full-time care givers and their families.
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>> reporter: all proceeds benefit the stowe foundation. they have already raised $70,000 through performances and dvd sales. at ktvu.com, we have posted a link to find his dvd to benefit brian stowe. look for the section under hot topics right there on the front page. a teenage girl attacked by a fellow student on the east bay campus high school is showing signs of improvements. the attack happened in oakley. they say that the two girls had a war of words on social media, escalating into a fight in the school cafeteria. the injured girl who is a senior was air lifted to the hospital with neck and head injuries, said to be coherent and communicating. police arrested the other girl. reported seeing a man with a gun at cupertino middle school made the story up.
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s.w.a.t. teams responded, also alarming parents who were notified by phone and e-mail about the search for a gunman. >> we emptied the city for this and then called back other people, other officers to fill in. we canceled a fire training day. >> police have not said why the student lied, but said they will recommend criminal charges to be filed for making a false report. they want criminal charges filed against a man who they say threatened the deputy with a 12-inch knife. authorities say that the dublin incident started with a man showing bizarre behavior. when they got to the home, they were forced to shoot the suspect after coming out to them with a knife. >> he charged at them with a rambo-style knife about 12 inches long. >> that man is expected to survive as they want him charged with assault with a deadly weapons. neighbors say he has a history
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of mental illness. stepping up efforts to keep them from leaving as they have approved to spending up to $1 million to turn the area around the coliseum into the coliseum city. and the development, they would stretch 1,000 acres including a new football stadium and the housing and retail shops as they could cost $1 billion with most of the money coming from the private sources. the 49ers are warning fans about phony merchandise being sold on streets. selling knock off gear that took off when we approached them. they said that it will be pretty simple to spot a fake and the signs of the labels split on into the graphics and unbelievably cheap prices. >> yeah, i was trying to get the official license products. and i would like to buy the knockoffs. officially the license products have the nfl hall gram or the stick -- hologram of the logo. the nfl inspector has been in san francisco, baltimore, new orleans to target people selling unlicensed gears and
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several vendors have been cited. this morning, the bay area artist will be back to work in the city's mission district in honor of the niners. these are pictures that will now grace the lodge on the 2600 lock of mission street. the artist, they painted it using only ropes and ladders. the second night for them to go up in that area and painted by the same artist last year during the playoffs. and we have a team of eggers heading to new orleans. once they get there, they will have live reports, leading up to super bowl sunday. immediately following the super bowl, the only live local post- game show is right here on ktvu channel 2. still a week away and i'm already feeling the stress building up in the back. >> the excitement, not stress. >> i know, i need to get outside. if i do or you are feeling the stress with me and you want to get outside, what do you think, how are we looking today in >> not too bad, but changes are on the way. looking at cooler weather pulling into the bay area. we'll notice it this afternoon,
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temperatures from five to ten degrees cooler than yesterday afternoon and then tomorrow morning if you are out early or perhaps to walk the dog, you're going to notice the chill in the air. giving you a live look here at the mix of sun and clouds. continuing with the sun and clouds, although improving as we get into the afternoon. we're a bit unsettled as i will explain that to you in just a moment. but starting out with the fog this morning if you have an early morning drive, it could be hazardous out there. areas over the north part of the bay and down to a quarter mile. napa in and around the canyon, vallejo and areas near fairfield, pretty good fog here as well and down from the east bay to livermore and pleasant -- pleasanton. the national weather service and the sacramento offices, they issued a dense fog advisory, meaning widespread fog with visibility down to a quarter mile for the deltas. so vallejo, stretching into fairfield. you're going to find this if
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you do again have the early morning drive to prepare for that. satellite radar here. we will continue with partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. tracking two systems. the first one is here to the south, bringing us that unsettled weather through the workweek. as we get into the weekend, slowly it is shifting east. so now getting rid of that system. that is actually what has kept our temperatures on the milder side. this system is dropping out. they will bring a bit of the unsettled weather. meaning just a stray shower that will be possible. we'll begin to feel it as early as this afternoon. so this system is exiting, this system is pulling in behind the front with that cooler air as we will remain with just a slight chance of the rain. now, just don't cancel those outdoor plans because our chances are, we'll have partly cloudy skies and cooler conditions for the afternoon. 54 in oakland right now. 48 in napa. mountainview down to san jose with a look at the afternoon highs for you want 47 for nevada. mid-50s in concord. again i was tracking temperatures in the mid-60s.
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so this is where we are going to feel that cool down into the afternoon. 56 san jose. 57 for santa cruz. your extended forecast, we may see the afternoon breeze pick up in your area. bring along a light jacket with the temperatures cooler tomorrow morning. a slightly cooler afternoon time. and as we get into the workweek, not a lot of change. partly cloudy mostly sunny skies. mid to upper 50s in the afternoon. >> thank you. and it might as well be the defending oakland a's, getting an early start for the season with the fan fest tomorrow. and -- unfortunately if you don't have a ticket you won't get in. children 6 and under can still get in for free with an adult with a ticket. free autograph sessions and memorabilia for sale 2013 individual game tickets are also going on sale tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. fan fest starts at 10:30. the world champion san francisco giants will hold their annual fan fest on saturday february 9 out at at&t ballpark. it's free to get in and there
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is also free parking. the event will include player question and answer sessions, free autographs and more. it's from 10:00 until 3:00 in the afternoon again on saturday february 9. well, thousands of people, they will be at the oakland coliseum today for the monster energy a&m super cross racing series now. main event at 7:00 tonight. but the doors open at 12:30 this afternoon for practicing and qualifying races. if you want to head on that, tickets are still available. and wisconsin sheriff, they are urging people to get guns and learn how to use them. simply calling 911 and waiting, no longer your best options. >> the reason for his controversial message and the backlash he is facing this morning. and a live look at oakland. people still have their lights on and traffic is moving smoothly in both directions. of course, we'll keep an eye on all the roads for you this morning. as it is 7:42 on the clock and this is mornings on 2.
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a foggy shot over san francisco this morning in the city, 51 degrees. dense fog over parts of the bay. the search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in antarctica. they have not been able to land at the site near the mountain range, but no one could have survived that crash. the plane went down wednesday during the flight from a u.s. research station in the south pole to the bay. three cay maid -- three canadians were on board. after urging people to arm themselves, he's catching heat. >> but are you ready with officers laid off and
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furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. in it he encouraged folks to take classes on how to handle a firearm. they say suggesting calling 911 is inadequate is irresponsible. >> this type of strategy is telling citizens, that we laid off officers. but we want them to be citizens with us in fighting crime, but they should not be vigilantes. >> they said that the sheriff is apparently auditioning for the next dirty harry movie. he responded by referencing the night that the mayor was beaten outside the state fair saying, "a firearm and a plan of defense would have come in handy for him that day." the city of feed month may
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install cameras. they will install more than two dozen cameras along the oakland border. >> that's a good investigative tool. that would make a big difference in order to save crimes. >> they are waiting on the estimate for the cost of installing cameras. >> a 64-year-old woman walking and hit by a truck has died. she was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. authorities have not said whether the driver could face charges. after 30 years of service, the livermore police chief announced he's retiring at the end of march. the police chief came to livermore in 1984 where he served as a patrol officer and members of the s.w.a.t.
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teams before being promoted to chief in 2007. >> the sex scandal, they will be hitting the silicone valley as they report that the boy is stepping down from the number 2 position at square. he's being blackmailed by the former boyfriend to continue that relationship after recommending them for the job as they insist that the relationship was consensual. the housing community asked for a leave of absence saying he will not renew his contract. the announcement comes after the employees filed three lawsuits against henry alvarez accusing him of discrimination. alvarez requested the leave of absence because his father has been sick. his contract expires this summer. san francisco mayor ed lee says he did not ask alvarez to resign. san francisco city of attorney said that more than 150 restaurants are committing
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fraud by not using money from the health care surcharge to provide coverage to their employees. dennis herrera says that the san francisco restaurants collected $15 million from the healthy san francisco surcharge in 2011. but only $10 million was spent on coverage provided to employees. >> this program seems to remedy consumer fraud. >> they said that poor accounting may be responsible for the di crepe pencil. they collected more than $300,000 in surcharges that did not get spent on health care. the funds were held in a separate account. but one san francisco restaurant has settled with the
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city over the surcharges. chicago pizza have agreed to pay $25,000 to current and former employees who did not get health care and to increase spending by $100,000. they charged customers 4%. unused funds are being set aside to help claims by employees. getting a close lock at a mountain lion on mt. hamilton, mounted on the post at the blue oak ranch capturing this photo of the big cat. bottom right hand of the screen. it's between 4 to 10 years old weighing more than 100 pounds. a reminder for drivers in san francisco, you'll have to start feeding those parking meters tomorrow. all meters on sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and now for the past three weekends, drivers only got warnings, but that grace period
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ends tomorrow. you could find yourself with parking tickets starting at $62. repair crews are making progress on the bay bridge that was damaged by the oil tanker. it'll take another four months to make the repairs. one of the san francisco twins is celebrate 64 years -- celebrating 64 years. you're looking at hundreds of people who are at the st. francis drake hotel last night to celebrate her birthday. her twin sister, vivian passed away earlier this month, but she says the city is keeping busy and her spirits alive. >> she would love it. she is up in heaven looking down. she would love you all as much as i love you all.
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>> now when asked what her secret to looking great at 86 is she said, "find a job you're happy with and a boss you're happy with. if you don't like him, kick him out and find another job." it's official the new star wars movie is now in the making. walt disney confirmed that he's been tapped to direct the 7th installment of the movie series. creator of the tv series lost and directed the 2009 star trek movie. disney bought lucas film last month. george lucas the creator of star wars says that it is the ideal choice for the new movie and that his legacy could not be in better hands. well the next time you drink gatorade, it may taste a little different. the controversial ingredient being removed from the recipe that is also used in flame retardant. plus caught red handed. why laundry detergent is becoming a hot commodity in thieves. cooler air pulling into the
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bay area for your weekend and a slight chance of some rain at this hour dealing with patchy dense fog. i'll have that for your neighborhoods coming up. >2ñlñ@ e@
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well tide detergent is a hot commodity these days, stealing the detergent and putting them on the black market to make a profit. to combat the problems, some stores like this one in colorado are stepping up their enforcement by adding more undercover security and the surveillance cameras. some stores, they have decided to put out less of the products. it is the latest of series of claims against subway showing one of the foot long sandwiches is actually just 11 inches. the chain has apologized. saying they are redoubling their efforts to ensure consistency to correct the length in all of their sandwiches. well the recipe for
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gatorade will soon be changing. they will remove the controversial ingredient vegetable oil that is used to distribute coloring evenly in the drink and used as a flame retardant. it caused problem in mice. 200,000 people signed an online petition to get that substance removed. the newest pro baseball team is looking for teams. they are hosting an open tryout today. the 2012 north american leaguechampions are looking to fill roster spots at all position. the trials start at 8:00 at laurel creek park in fairfield. major league scouts will also be there. the golden state warriors are in milwaukee today looking to bounce back after a loss to the chicago bulls. all-star david lee lead the warriors with 23 points and 6 rebounds, but it wasn't enough. the warriors trailed by as many as 26 at one point and they were never able to trim that deficit into single digits.
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bulls win, 103-87. and this is a basketball shot that you've got to see. an illinois computer technician won $75,000 of that half court shot. he was tackled by lebron james. the contest was sponsored by the james foundation. >> yes, the hook shot too. >> yes, being tackled by lebron james is great for him. >> whatever works, you know. i will bet on perhaps the nice day. and that's what i mean by it, pushing off into the east. we have another system right
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here just a bit of a sprinkle chance that will be shifting their way, bringing us cooler air as we are talking about the cool down for your weekend. and this morning at this hour is the patchy dense fog as we are finding it in the valley location and the sacramento offices, they even issued that dense fog advisory for parts of the advisory here as well at 10:00 this morning. be prepared for that if you are driving outside right now. they are not too bad in the mid- 40s by the noontime, the mid to low 50s, just a sprinkle chance, although i'm not seeing a whole lot more there that they will develop over in parts of your extended forecast as they are cooling down. tomorrow morning, it will be cooler than what we are feeling right now. mid to upper 50s in the forecast, we're going to hold on to this pattern and the possibility of the afternoon breeze here for you today. back to you. >> and the oakland police officer is recovering this morning after being shot during the chase, what we have learned about what lead up to the
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we'll tell you how their chase began and what witnesses saw. thousands of people meet in the nation's capitol to tackle the issues of gun control. good morning, welcome to mornings on 2, it is saturday, january 26. i'm claudine wong. >> good morning everyone, i'm mike mibach. let's get right over to rosemary with a quick check on your forecast. good morning. >> good morning. we have a cooling trend for your weekend. the story is not too bad. now, widespread fog and patchy fog down to a quarter mile in some areas for the afternoon. partly cloudy skies. cooler temperatures are in stored for the second part of the day. ending january on a mainly dry cool note as i will break it down for you coming up.
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a 19-year-old passenger is dead and several others injured after the police chase lead to a crash. >> reporter: police are still trying to track down the driver of this stolen suv that crashed early this morning as you can see it here, now police, oakland police, they are still out here investigating this scene this morning. the driver of the suv, they ran off after the accident. one of his passengers, the 19- year-old man, he was killed when this suv, they lost control here on this curb and slammed into the tree. chp officers, they were pursuing the suv at the time. and there were a total of eight people inside of it. the sergeant tells me at this point it is unclear how many of those people were wearing seat belts. the accident happened at 3:30 this morning on the drive in the sequoia neighborhood. one young man later died. police say that the other
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passengers, they have non-life threatening injuries. the pursuit began when they tried to stop the suvs that came back as stolen. one neighbor told me she heard sirens and screeching tires as this pursuit came to an end. >> and we heard all the cars turning the corner because everybody, they spun out. they woke up my 18-month old and my husband and me as we looked out the window, hearing a huge crash and i think that every cop car i could imagine was here. they sounded like that could happen. >> they ran off after the crash. officers were able to catch one of them right away, but the second man, the man believed to be the driver of the suv, they got away and they are still on the loose this morning. i'm told by the sergeant here on scene that once he is arrested that the driver, he will be facing felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter charges. and coming up for you, later on in this hour, we will tell you
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why investigators are confident that they will be able to find the driver of this suv that was involved in this deadly pursuit this morning. live this morning in oakland, alex savage, ktvu 2 news. the fire broke out just before 7:00 p.m. at the comedy variety theater on texas street in downtown fairfield. smoke and flames were seen climbing o feet up into the air taking crews more than three hours to bring the fire under control. now while everyone inside the building escaped injury, firefighters say that the business is a total loss. >> and just amazing that theflames are coming out of the top as it was real bright. it is really sad. i hope they rebuild it as they have great shows. it is hard to see good comedy. >> reporter: the cause of the fire is still under investigation. they've been a staple here for a century. they were scheduled to perform in the next few months, including tommy davidson, jimmy walker and dustin diamond who played screech on the tv show saved by the bell.
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oakland police chief committed more than ever to curve violence in the city after a second police officer was shot this week. the camaro crashed into the fruitville district. shortly after officers arrived on the scene, the driver of the camaro fled. they heard a couple gunshots nearby. when they went to investigate, the suspect shot at them, wounding a 13-year veteran officer. the injured officer was still able to help chase down that gunman a block and a half away. >> and this really highlights the level of violence we're dealing with in this city and the fact that someone will take the opportunity to harm one of our officers in full uniform. >> the officer suffered a non- life threatening wound to his leg. on monday an undercover officer was hit during the leg from a confrontation. happening now a march in washington, d.c. to support the president's plan on gun control. thousands of people are there
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this morning. marchers have come from san francisco, seattle, newtown, connecticut. speakers are expected to attend including actress kathleen turner and a survivor of the virginia tech massacre. right now they're gathering at the reflecting pool and they will walk to the washington monument for a rally next hour. and next week the california lawmakers will told a special meeting in sacramento and to look at the state's firearm policies and history of gun violence. it comes as the president, pushing for the federal restrictions on certain types of weapons. many lawmakers say that california has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and many of the weapons that the president is considering restrictions for are already illegal in the state. they hope that people will give up their guns at the buyback event today, which is from 10:00 until 2:00 in the afternoon at the san mateo county event center. anyone could surrender weapons, no questions asked and to get up to $100 for a handgun, shotgun or rifle and up to $200 is being offered for the
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assault weapon. the congresswoman's office says they are providing the funding. thousands are expected to rally today in san francisco to mark the 40th anniversary of this supreme court decision, legalizing abortion. organizers say that the event will begin with a mass at st. mary's cathedral. followed by a rally. and protesters are going to walk down market street to justin herman plaza starting at 1:00 p.m. the protest is expected to be the largest pro-life event on the west coast. more than two dozen women rights groups are planning a counterprotest to that pro-life rally. several san francisco supervisors and birth control advocate sandra fluke plan to attend that pro choice rally. she made headlines last year after testifying before congress about the need for access to birth control. the rally is going to include a flash mob pro warned by members of dance without borders. san francisco 49er wide receiver michael crabtree can turn all his attention back to the super bowl now that it
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appears assault charges will not be filed against him. they claimed that he sexually assaulted a woman at the san francisco hotel following the playoff win against the green bay packers. but after an investigation by the police department special victims unit, they have announced they won't press any charges right now. 49er's general manager issued this response saying that the team is pleased with the decision and "michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward." well the san francisco 49ers head to new orleans tomorrow. one week before they face the baltimore ravens in super bowl 47. now that team is expected to leave when san jose airports just after 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. cheering them on next sunday, it will be these lucky fans, season ticketholders who won a lottery. they started claiming them y. the face value range from $850
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to $1,250. >> we didn't know we were getting the tickets until we got that phone call. so that's very nice. this is our second time we have been picked. >> and they are lucky. the super dome in new orleans will hold about 70,000 people for the games. they each received fewer than 13,000 tickets. super bowl tickets are averaging $3,000 a piece online. they have plans for the super bowl in the past two years. renovating the super dome and the convention center as well as the airport. they will host the super bowl during the next two weeks. for the city, security is a
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priority. they are adding about 300 officers from outside the law enforcement agencies to help with patrols. we have a team of anchors heading to new orleans as they will have a live report leading up to the super bowl sunday game. the only place to watch it live is right here on ktvu channel 2. it's a foggy start to your saturday morning giving you a live look here at the blue sky up above low clouds around the bay. dense fog reported for some of the inland areas. a driving hazard if you do have some place to be this morning and that they could be aware of it for some arriving flights. and a 30 -- a 30-minute delay there. we are dry at the morning, but picking up the dense fog for the inland areas, in and around
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the big lows here. i'm seeing fog around the bay area, generally between 5 to 7 miles. we're going to find the pockets here where they drop to a quarter mile, making the driving conditions very dangerous. and driving through livermore to expect that there, so driving along i-80, in and around vallejo into fairfield you're going to find that there. so that's what we are dealing with this morning. the temperatures are not too bad out there. 50 degrees san francisco. slightly cooler than yesterday morning in some cases, but the bigger draw that will come later today and into tomorrow morning. you'll notice the cooler weather definitely moving on in. pacific satellite view, we've got a couple systems we're watching. this is the system that
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continues to bring a little moisture later on in the week. behind it we have cooler air that will bring us temperatures in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. a little thick fog to contend with this morning and the northeasterly breeze. slight possibility of a straight shower as i don't see a whole lot. i will mention it just in case for oakland today. upper 50s in santa rosa with partly cloudy skies. tomorrow morning starting out chillier. not a whole lot of changes as we get into your workweek. i'll have a time line of your night temperatures coming up. more than two dozen people are dead. and the verdict was handed down by a judge that sparked
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violence. plus, found near the elementary school, the raid that shut it down. first, we'll take you outside for a live look at traffic. if you are headed into the city and the east bay and headed north, things are looking good at that inner change -- interchange and around the bay area. it's 8:12 and this is ktvu mornings on 2. you can't move the tv there.
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low clouds, fog this morning. more scrimmages are breaking out this morning after the controversial ruling about the soccer riot there last year. sentencing 21 people to death as they tried to break them out. 27 people have died so far including two policemen and the soccer players, all coming after last web's riot. 7 had -- 74 people were killed then. the worse in 15 years. this morning violence came just hours after clashing outside. they set police and the military personnel responding
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by firing tear gas right into the crowd. the state department has requested $32 million from congress to train african troops. the request comes after attempting to retake them. they said that they are concerned they could become a base for terrorists. there are no plans to send ground troops there. an oakland teenager admitting of his -- killing his parents will be pleading guilty. the killings took place a year ago when the boy was 15, telling police that he was suspended at school for smoking marijuana and did not want to deal with his parents being upset with him. police found the grog operation across the state from the elementary school.
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they found more than 400 marijuana plants after raiding the home yesterday. they had a street value of $600,000. they're surprised that such a large growing operation could be up and running in that residential neighborhood, but there are signs that they could look out for. >> we're finding that most of these houses are rental properties because they are causing thousands of dollars of damages. other crews, they may exist. a house where you would never see the tenants. signs of added ventilation and the sounds of fans. increasing patrols after the suspicious man tried to talk a 10-year-old boy into getting into his car. it happened on thursday afternoon at the elementary school where the boy was walking on through the parking lot to meet his grandfather when a man in the 1970s light blue car tried to lure him into his vehicle. officers will now patrol the area of when children are
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getting out of school every day. two cases of staph infection have been confirmed. school officials sent a letter home yesterday asking students to take precautions to stop that spread of the infection. they closed down gyms and locker rooms. they require hospitalization. >> i thought that it was not too big of a deal, but i'm glad they are dealing with it a great way. >> they recommend keeping all cuts clean. never share personal items like towels and soap and to always shower immediately. california joined the list of 26 other states reporting a growing number of flu cases. they are all starting to see
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the decrease there where they have died because of the flu. the nurses association is concerned because a part of the hospital will be without heat. a couple of the buildings will lose service. the hospital has taken precautionary steps, such as ordering extra supplies. there are no c section deliveries scheduled and all newborn baths are being postponed. drop offs could be made at the center here. the event is only open to people that live in solano county. all to protect the environment. a ruling has yet to be made over the future of the oyster
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farm. they stood outside hoping that the federal judge would allow them to continue operating. the judge did not issue a ruling, but expected to in the coming weeks to give the company a march 15 deadline to move out. they said that the operations are harming the environment. charging visitors a chance to be denied as they would like to install 15 fees for parking. undergoing special training to help life's best friend.
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we're trying to make better rescues here. >> and they also say that owners, they should not go into the water after their dogs -- after their dogs. today the colorado avalanche in town. that game set for 1:00. they'll host vancouver where they are 3-0 so far this season. there is snow on the ground in parts of the east coast. that's on top of the bitter cold temperatures. that's what the team has been dealing with for days. a cooler weekend in stored for you with partly cloudy skies, and we'll have what you can expect for your area coming
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and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] after days of bitter cold, many new yorkers are waking up to snow. leaving fire hydrants frozen as they had to get that ice on out of there as they are also bursting. bringing further mystery to homeowners who have not had heat. some families are also trying to cope with the cold. >> and it's been like one of the fourth states now where they have not fully gotten that
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heat restored. it will be unbearable sometimes. >> and the city, they have set up tents in staten island for the homeowners that still lack heat, but as you can imagine, that will be a very tough way to live. folks are waking up with pockets of the bay area, fog. something that we have not seen inland here too and beyond. >> you're right a lot of surface moistures. clearing in the overnight hours. there you go, we've got the fog. patchy dense fog for some of our locations including our valley locations. but again as mike mentioned through the delta, that's where the sacramento national weather service has been issuing the advisory. we'll take a look at what to expect for today. a foggy start. partly to mostly cloudy outside our doors right now. mid-40s inland. widespread to the lower 50s around the bay. for the afternoon unsettled. what it means is just a slim chance at maybe a shower. partly cloudy skies for most of us. temperatures are cooler as we will notice a cool down for today. mid-50s to the upper 50s.
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this is when we will see the warmest as we are looking at temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than what we felt yesterday. sun falling down into the evening hours if you have evening plans to bring along a light jacket. by mid to upper 70s into the 10:00, low 40s. a chilly evening for your extended forecast. chilly start tomorrow morning, cooler than today. and the unsettled air will remain with us as well as temperatures are slightly above normal. back to you. san francisco will become a little greener today as volunteers will plant $200 fruit trees -- will plant 200 fruit trees as a part of the plan called urban orchards to mitigate greenhouse emissions and ensure food safety. the planting begins at 9:00 a.m. well tomorrow you could get a preview of the popular sale here. it is not until march, but organizers say that tomorrow's preview is a must for serious white elephant shoppers.
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tickets are just $20 and the sale is at 333 lancaster street. the annual white elephant sale is on march 2 and 3. the coach has been fired with several football players expelled. the hazing allegations shaking up the bay area catholic high school. plus a health setback for the injured giants fan. the new problem that has him in the hospital this morning.
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a police chase through the east bay ends in a deadly crash now with the search off for the man who was believed to be drinking. welcome back, i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong.
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some five and a half hours after that crash that stolen vehicle remains at the scene. now this all began with the pursuit early this morning. but as the driver of that stolen suv headed on towards oakland, they asked the chp officers for help. the suspect's vehicle eventually went off and up an embankment. two people took off from that vehicle. officers were able to track one of those suspects down, but the other did escape. six passengers were hurt, one of them a 19-year-old who has died. >> we heard the sirens looking out the window. we heard the long screech and we looked and saw the truck go up into the rock, like the rock over there and then the tree and turned sideways. i thought it was going to flip over, but it didn't. >> investigators say they are following good leads if and when the driver is caught he'll face charges including felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. alex savage was the for us this morning with another live look coming up at 9:00.
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police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian. police say the person was crossing the road between walnut drive and brett heart street at 8:00 last night when they were hit by a pickup truck. there's no crosswalk in that area. the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead. the cause of that crash still under investigation. a football coach has been fired and five students expelled in the wake of the hazing scandal at a catholic high school in vallejo. officials say that the head coach was fired after five of his players exposed themselves to six younger players in the locker room. they say the incident was part of a pattern of behavior that continued through last season. >> they were expelled because the school has a very strict policy about hazing and about indecent behavior and they violated this. that's one advantage of being a private school. it's cut and dry and they violated the rules so they're out. >> we were not able to reach the coach for comment last night.
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officials say he was not involved with the hazing, but bares responsibility because he was in charge when those incident took place. a teenage girl who was attacked by a fellow student on the east bay campus is showing signs of improvement. the attack happened at the freedom high school. the principal said the two got into the fight at the school's cafeteria. the injured girl, a senior was air lifted to the hospital with neck and head injuries said to be coherent and is communicating. police arrested the other girl on felony battery charges. the san francisco giant's fan severely beaten outside dodger's stadium has suffered a setback in his recovery. family members say brian stow has been hospitalized after finding a large blood clot running from his thigh to his pelvis that could have been fatal. a filter has been set.
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stow suffered a brain damage and permanently disabled as he is expected to be in the hospital at least through the weekend. ♪ [ music ] >> the sweet water, it's a part of the series of the benefit concerts that are being held this weekend to help raise money for bryan stow's medical care. the giant's third base coach organized and performed at last month's fundraiser. similar events held in napa and tomorrow in santa cruz, stow's hometown. >> the day it happened it didn't just affect everybody, but everyone became full-time care givers in their family. >> all proceeds from the events benefit the stow foundation. they already raised $70,000 through performances and dvd sales. at ktvu.com, we have posted a link where you can find tim flannery's website to benefit bryan stow.
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alameda county sheriff deputies want criminal charges filed against a man who they say threatened a deputy with a 12-inch knife. authorities say that the dublin incident started with a man suffering from bizarre behavior. deputies were forced to shoot the suspect after the man came at them with the knife. >> within two minutes the suspect was already out of the house, he charged at them with the rambo-style knife. about 12 inches long. deputies want him charged with assault with a deadly weapon as he does have a history of mental illness. a 64-year-old woman hit by a truck while walking in san jose has died. officials say the truck driver hit urma on thursday afternoon near the intersection of blossom hill road and meridian avenue. she was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. authorities have not said whether the driver could face charges. plus say a student who reported seeing a man with a
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gun at cupertino middle school made the story up. that incident caused three schools to go into lock down and s.w.a.t. teams showed up too. it also alerted parents about the search for the gunman. >> we emptied back the city and called other officers to fill in. we canceled a fire training day. >> police have not said why the student lied, but they are saying they are recommending criminal charges to be filed for making a false report. san rafael police are looking for another person connected in the 7th bank robbery. it's the 7th in over a month. they west into the west america bank. police describe the robber as a white man in his late 20s, early 30s. police say that the man was dressed similarly to another robber who hit another bank earlier this month. the city of piedmont may
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install surveillance cameras. piedmont police responded to two home invasions in the past two weeks and a total of four since september. that has the city planning to install more than two dozen cameras along the oakland border. >> that's a good investigative tool. and if we can get it to be able to have that would make a big difference in order to solve crimes f f -- in order to solve crimes. >> some homeowners are willing to help pay for that added security. repair crews are makingprogress on the section of the bay damaged by the oil tanker. workers have removed some wood, steel, and plastic from the damaged fender system. the demolition is estimated to last another week and then they will take another four months to make the repairs. the city of oakland and alameda counties are stepping up to their efforts to keep the raiders from leaving. they will spend up to a million
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dollars to turn the area around the coliseum into a coliseum city that would stretch 1,000 acres including a new football stadium, housing, and retail shops. the project would cost $1 billion, but most of that money coming from private sources. all right, this morning the bay area artist will be back at work in san francisco's mission district putting finishing touches on the mural in honor of the niners. these are pictures of the mural that now graces the lodge of the 2600 block of mission street. the art list tim hong painted it using only climbing ropes and ladders. this is the second niners mural to go up in that area. the first was painted last year during the playoffs. 49er fans are being warned about fake football gear. vendors took off when we approached them. the nfl says it is simple to spot a fake. signs include labels split in two, poor quality graphics, and
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unbelievably cheap prices. 49ers are warning fans about phony merchandise being sold out there on the streets. >> i always try to get the official license product. this is my personal preference. i don't like to buy knockoffs. >> officially licensed products have an nfl hologram or sticker of the players sticker logo. they are targeting people selling unlicensed gear. several vendors have already been cited. we have a team of bankers heading to new orleans. they will be giving us live reports and every newscast leading up to super bowl sunday. immediately following the super bowl, the only place to watch a live local post-game show is right here on ktvu channel 2. a reminder for drivers in san francisco. you are going to have to actually start feeding those parking meters tomorrow if you want to avoid a ticket. the city expanded their parking meter enforcements on sundays
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from noon until 6:00 p.m. drivers only got warnings for the past few weekends, but that grace period ends tomorrow and violators could find themselves with parking tickets, which starts at $62. overcast skies outside our doors in lafayette giving you a view here. boy is that foggy. plenty of gray to go around. if you have an early morning drive, hazardous road ways in some spots. we've got temperatures in the mid to upper 40s to the lower 50s. these numbers are similar to what we have yesterday morning, getting out to walk the dog, not too bad. tomorrow morning could be a different story as i will explain that coming up in just a moment. continuing to watch the fog here as we have that fog advisory lasting through 10:00 this afternoon. but it will be through napa in and around martinez as well as others, down into the east bay, oakland, if you are driving and you have a morning drive along 880 or hayward, fremont, you'll
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find the low clouds and the fog and in and around livermore. visibility down to a quarter mile right now, making it tough to see. it could be very dangerous at times and shifting on into the south bay here as well as the southern edge of the peninsula. storm tracker 2 here watching a couple systems, we're going to remain unsettled for the weekend. what does that mean? just a slim chance at a scattered shower. this system that brought us the few scattered showers earlier on in the week is now shifting to the east. but this is the next system that will be beginning to drop on in, not seeing a lot of rain with this. but behind the front, the cold r air that will be cooling our temperatures on down. yesterday's afternoon highs in the mid-60s today, and the mid- 50s. 58 for oakland, 57 for hayward and mountainview and 65 in san francisco. upper 60s for santa rosa and livermore and your extended forecast here. not a lot of change tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow morning that will be a different story. noticeably cooler, they will
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settle on into the bay area. temperatures are falling back by3, 5, 6 degrees. chillier start if you have plans into the afternoon. just a slight chance at a sprinkle. again, not seeing much with this. 57 is the average for the afternoon and as we get back to work on monday into tuesday and wednesday, and you'll notice that we're dry. partly cloudy skies to the overnight lows sinking back into the 30s. the afternoon highs mid to upper 50s. i'll have the forecast for you coming up. the controversial message from the wisconsin chair. why he is telling people that calling 911 and waiting for help is no longer their best option. but first we'll take you outside with a live look at traffic in san francisco and as it moves along highway 101. no problem there. a few minor crashes in and around the bay area, but nothing that seems to be blocking too much traffic. of course, they are still investigating the fatal crash
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welcome back. well, isn't that a cool shot? a live look over the oakland view at this hour. 51 degrees in oakland, partly sunny to partly cloudy skies. >> well search crews have found
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their wreckage of a small plane that crashed in antarctica. searchers have not been able to land at the site near the queen alexander mountain range. the plane went down wednesday during a flight from the u.s. research station in the south pole to terra nova bay. three canadians were on board. prison overriding has been on the rise for killing 30 people in venezuela, housing some of their most dangerous criminals. the number of flights escalated as the rival gangs battle for control. a prison watchdog group has more than 300 inmates dying in the first half of last year and many as a result of overcrowding. the online packers group has taken over a government website to avenge the death of the internet activist. >> two weeks ago today, a line was crossed. two weeks ago anonymous was there. >> hijacking the seat belonging
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to the sentencing commission and the judicial branch. family and friends of erin schwartz says he killed himself after being hounded by infrastructure prosecutors. he was an internet activist. he was accused of breaking into the computer system at m.i.t. downloading academic articles and illegally making them free on the net. anonymous has infiltrated those networks, threatening to release the secret government data. wisconsin sheriffs are capturing heat after urging people to arm themselves. >> but are you ready? simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. >> the milwaukee county sheriff recorded that conversation ad. in it encouraging folks to take classes on how to handle a firearm. but critics say that police officers received weeks of training on when to use deadly force and they say suggesting that calling 911 is inadequate
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and simply irresponsible. >> this type of strategy is telling citizens that we have laid off police officers. it is simply not the truth and it's wrong. and we want citizens to be partners with us in fighting crime, but they should not be vigilantes. >> milwaukee mayor equipped that the sheriff is auditioning for the next dirty harry movie, but they are responding the night that the mayor was beaten outside the state fair. a firearm and a plan of defense would have come in handy for him that day. new this morning president obama vowing to hold wall street accountable for the rise this year. >> we have smart common rules in place to prevent such irresponsible behavior. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president highlighted his nominations of mary jo white to the security exchange commission and to
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leading the -- the bureau. the debate over the president's power to make recess appointments will likely end up at the supreme court. the three judge panel ruled that the president exceeded his constitutional authority last year when he appointed three people to the national labors relations board while the senate was on holiday break. the panel ruled that the senate was technically still in session. the ruling casted down on hundreds of decisions that the labor board made in the past year. keith is stepping down from the number two position at the square, an online payment plan. being blackmailed by a former boyfriend and adds that it was a mistake to continue that relationship after recommending him for the job. he insists that the affair was
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consensual. he is not going to renew his contract, asking for a leave of absence. it comes after employees filed three lawsuits against henry alvarez accusing him of discrimination and retaliation. alvarez has requested the leave of absence because his father has been sick. his contract expires this summer. ed lee said he did not ask alvarez to rine. he isly tiring at the end of march where he served as a patrol officer. member of the s.w.a.t. team and detective before being promoted to chief in 2007. the city says that sweeny has been a valuable part of their force, planning to spend time in livermore with his wife and three children. the san francisco attorney says that more than 50 restaurants are creating fraud by not using money from the health care surcharge to provide coverage to their employees. san francisco restaurants collected $15 million from the
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healthy surcharge in 2011, but only $10 million was spent providing coverage to employees. so herrera is offering a 90-day amnesty period to repay the funds that were misspent. >> this program seeks to remedy consumer fraud by a relative handful of restaurants and other businesses. >> the golden gate restaurant association says that poor accounting may be responsible for the discrepancies. the largest discrepancy was michael mina. they collected more than $300,000 in surcharges that did not get spent on health care. the restaurant disputes that saying the funds that are not accounted for were held in a separate account. the chicago pizza agreed to pay $205,000 to current and former employees who did not receive health care increasing
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spending. they are being set aside to claim the employees. if you don't have a ticket, you will not be able to get in as the events sold out. childrens 6 and under could still get in for free. there will be free autograph sessions for sale. 2014 individual game tickets also go on sale tomorrow. fan fest starts at 10:30. the world champion san francisco giants will hold its annual fan fest on saturday february 9 down at at&t ballpark. it is free to get in and there is plenty of free parking. you bet we'll include player question and answer sessions, free autographs and much more from 10:00 to 3:00 on saturday february 9. your time is 8:51 and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for one basketball fan. why lebron james tackled him at half court. plus, a rise in thefts of
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laundry detergents. how the thieves are trying to stop -- how the stores are trying to stop the thieves. a slim chance for maybe a sprinkle. i'll explain what you can expect for today coming up.
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and there's a big advantage parents can give their kids -- making sure they get active at least 60 minutes each day. studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, like concentration and problem solving, which can improve academic performance. this means physical activity can help your kids in the most important game of all -- life. tide detergent is a hot commodity these days. they are putting them on the black market to make a profit.
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some stores in colorado are adding more undercover security and surveillance cameras. some stores have also decided to put out less of the product. and the recipe for gatorade is soon going to change, removing the controversial ingredient that is used to distribute color evenly. some studies suggest that it could be used to cause productive behavior problems in mice and 200,000 people have signed an online petition to get that substance removed. it is official, the new star wars movie is now in the making. all right, your time is 8:56 and it's a little foggy outside, so it might slow you down, depending on where you
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are leaving from. hey is it clearing up? >> it's improving. livermore is reporting visibility down to a quarter mile. again, just take it easy out there as you should be fine. if you are headed to tahoe, it will be a dense fog advisory for the san joaquin and the sacramento valley. that could be an aware of it as well. now, into the upper to lower 20s in the overnight hours then mid-20s to upper 30s for the afternoon. kind of a wide range they're going on between today and tomorrow because we're all cooling down. temperatures here into the afternoon, cool as well. foggy this morning. with a sprinkle chance remaining in the forecast for your weekend. it's an outside chance, but
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it's. there take a look at these numbers, starting to the lower 40s to the upper 50s. tomorrow we'll be off to a chillier start and the lower 40s around the bay. as we get into early next week, not a lot of change. looking at temperatures in the overnight hours in the 30s. mid to upper 50s for your forecast in the afternoon. back to you. >> the golden state warriors are in milwaukee today looking to bounce back after a loss to the chicago bulls. and all-star david lee lead the warriors with 26 points and 6 rebounds, but it was not enough as they trailed by as many as 26 at one point. they were never able to trim that deficit. bulls win 103-87. and check out this shot. one-arm hook shot and it goes in. that's an illinois computer technician and that shot won him $75,000. he made that half court shot during last night's detroit pistons miami heat game. his name is michael dirsh and
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tackled by lebron james. the contest was sponsored by james' foundation. new information in the michael crabtree sexual assault scandal, why the district attorney's office says they will not be pressing any charges right now. and it is so cool, i'm trying to picture it in space. it's almost unreal. >> plus, a california high school receives a very special honor from nasa. how the school beat out major museums for a $4 million exhibit. 0!ockñ?çóxo?ñ=çñññçvxqx?ñññ?óioy
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. oakland police searching this morning for the driver of a stolen suv that crashed, killing a teenage passenger, the culmination of a chp pursuit. we'll tell you what neighbors in the area saw after the accident. >> that's sad. that's really sad actually. i hope they rebuild it. >> a popular comedy club in fairfield goes up in flames. the battle crews faced when they arrived and why their investigation has only just begun. >> plus, long lines expected in san mateo this morning. where you can turn in your old gun for some cold hard cash. . good morning. welcome to mornings on 2, saturday, january 26th.
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i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. it's foggy, temperatures are cooling. rosemary is watching it all for us. how are things looking? >> outside our door right now, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy for most, but many of us also dealing with the foggy conditions, patchy dense fog. temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s right now, so not too bad. by afternoon, we do have a cooling trend that will begin to filter into the bay area. we also are unsettled, which means a weak chance at maybe a sprinkle or two. i'll break this down for you and show you those temperatures, coming up. we are following developing news out of oakland this morning, where a high speed chase overnight turned deadly. ktvu reporter alex savage is live where it all happened and has more on what makes this crash so unusual and the search that is under way right now. alex? >> reporter: well, the sergeant i talked to this morning with the oakland police department tells me that at this point police are still trying to track down the driver of that stolen suv. chp officers were pursuing the suv when it crashed early this morning. you can see the results of that accident there.
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the car slammed into that tree. now, the driver who police are looking for, facing very serious charges at this point, because one of his passengers, a 19-year-old man, was killed in this accident. that suv was packed with eight people inside. the sergeant tells me it's unclear how many of them were actually wearing seat belts. the accident happened just about 3:30 this morning on legion fields drive in the sequoia heights neighborhood of oakland. paramedics came in and transported six passengers with various injuries. again, one young man later died from his injuries. police say the other passengers have nonlife threatening injuries. the pursuit all started in eler el serito tried to stop the vehicle, which was stolen. one neighbor witnessed the crash, one run off, others on the ground, clearly hurt. >> you knew something was serious, hard to see in the dark.
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the officer was, hey, we got an ambulance coming. i think they realized she was hurt and they were trying to keep her calm. >> reporter: investigators say two men in the suv ran off after the accident. officers caught one of them immediately, but the second man, the driver, got away. a sergeant told me this morning investigators do have a good idea, though, who the driver is and they have very solid leads that should help officers track him down today. once arrested, he's facing felony hit and run charges and vehicular manslaughter charges in connection with this accident. now, coming up later on in this hour, you'll hear from one neighbor who tells me she witnessed this crash, but find out why she was afraid to go near this scene. live this morning in oakland, alex savage, ktvu channel 2news. the owner of a popular fairfield comedy club is picking up the pieces this morning after it was destroyed by fire. that fire broke out just before 7:00 last night at the original pepper bellies comedy and variety theater on texas street in downtown fairfield. smoke and flames shot about 50 feet into the air and it took
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crews more than three hours to get the fire under control, while everyone inside the building escaped without any injury. firefighters say the business is a total loss. >> just amazing, the flames coming out of the top. it was really bright. it's really sad actually. i hope they rebuild it because they had great shows. it's hard to see good comedy in this area. >> the club has been a staple in fairfield for quarter century. comedians scheduled to perform in the next few months included dustin diamond. the fire is still under investigation. well, new this morning, people from san francisco are taking part in a march in washington, dc to support the president's plan on gun control. this is a live look from the nation's capitol this morning. the march will include thousands of people from across the country, including some in newtown, connecticut. speakers are included to attend, including actress kathleen turner and a survivor of the virginia tech masacre.
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they are gathered at the capitol reflecting pool this morning and they plan on walking to the washington monument and you can see a rally now getting under way at this hour. well, next week, california lawmakers will hold a special meeting in sacramento to look at the state's firearm policies and the history of gun violence. it it comes as the president is pushing for federal restrictions on certain types of weapons. many lawmakers say california has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and many of the weapons the president is considering restrictions for are already illegal in this state. now, in about an hour from now, people in san mateo county will trade in their old guns for some cash. now, that buyback is from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at this san mateo events center. anyone can surrender their weapons, no questions asked. president you can get up to $200 for an assault weapon and $100 for handguns. an oakland police officer is recovering this morning from a gunshot wound to the leg.
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the incident began yesterday evening when a burgandy camaro crashed into a sedan at east 12th street and 48th avenue in the fruitvale district. shortly after, officers arrived on scene, the driver of the camaro ran away. police then heard a couple of gunshots nearby and when they went to investigate, the suspects shot at them, wounding an officer. the 13-year veteran was still able to chase the gunman for a block and a half before the suspect surrendered. >> this really highlights the level of violence we're dealing with in the city and the fact that someone will take the opportunity to harm one of our officers in full uniform. >> the officer suffered a nonlife threatening wound to the leg. on monday, an undercover officer was hit in the arm during a confrontation. thousands are expected to rally today in san francisco to mark the 40th anniversary of the supreme court decision legalizing abortion. organizers say the pro life event will begin with a mass at st. mary's cathedral to be
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volumed by a rally at civic center plaza. protesters will walk down market street to justin herman plaza, starting at 1:30 p.m. the protest is expected to be the largest pro life event on the west coast. more than two dozen women's rights groups are planning a counter protest to that pro life rally. several san francisco supervisors and birth control advocate sandra fluke plan to attend a pro choice rally today at justin herman plaza. fluke made headlines last year when rush limbaugh called her a prostitute after she testified before congress about the need for access to birth control. the rally will include a flash mob performed by members of dance without borders. san francisco 49er wide receiver michael crabtree can turn all his attention back to the super bowl now that it appears assault charges will not be filed against him. a woman had claimed that crabtree sexually assaulted her at a san francisco hotel following the team's playoff win against the green bay packers. but after an investigation by the police department special victims unit, the district attorney's office has announced
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it will not press any charges right now. 49er general manager trent balky issued a response, saying the team is pleased with the decision and, quote, michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward. well, some very fortunate 49er fans have already struck gold. season ticket holders were entered into a lottery for super bowl tickets and the crowd you're looking at, those are the winners. they lined up at candlestick park to pick up their tickets which ranged from $850 to $1250 a pop. >> we didn't know we were getting the tickets till we got the phone call. it's very nice. this is our second time we've been picked. >> the superdome in new orleans holds about 70,000 people for the game. the 49ers and baltimore ravens each received fewer than 13,000 tickets. super bowl tickets are averaging $3000 apiece online. and many people here in the bay area are showing their
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support for the san francisco 49ers as they head to new orleans. coming up at 9:30, we'll show you the unique display one bay area artist is putting up to help cheer on his team to what he hopes will be a big win. and remember to stay right here with ktvu channel 2 for all of your super bowl coverage. we are going to bring you team coverage of the game starting next week, with ktvu anchors mark ybanez, joe fonzi, ken wayne and former san francisco 49er bubba paris. and we'll also be the only news station with a local post game show live, immediately following the super bowl. good morning to you. giving you a look here at the cloudy start over aquatic park in berkeley, depending where you're at, dealing with a mixed bag. cloudy skies you can see over half moon bay, seeing mostly sunny skies for you. in livermore, patchy dense fog with even a dense fog advisory for some of our local spots. take a look here at storm tracker 2. showing you
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widespread gray over the east bay, into the south bay right now. santa rosa has improved over the last hour. partly cloudy, mostly sunny skies reported in santa rosa. in and around sunnyvale, san jose, mountain view, milpitas, fremont, low clouds, patchy fog. inland areas, visibility has dropped down about a quarter a mile, meaning trouble for the motorists. if you're traveling in this area, you may have trouble, vallejo, fairfield, where there is a patchy dense fog advisory lasting until 10:00 this morning, issued by the sacramento office, again, from vallejo, cordale yeah, 780, 680, i-80, could be a little tough. give yourself extra time, extra space between the cars. you know how it goes. 52 in fairfield, 50 in concord. widespread low 50s around the bay. temperatures slowly creeping. mid-40s in santa rosa, but now with the sun shining, you'll begin to warm as well. watching one system exit the area. this is the second system that will bring us the cooler air for your weekend. so in a nutshell, a mix of sun and clouds in store for today.
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slight chance at maybe a few scattered showers. fairly dry system, but what we will notice is the cooldown, into the afternoon. mid to upper 50s for today. yesterday, low to mid-60s. 56 in vallejo for the afternoon. 58 in oakland. 55 for san francisco today. upper 50s for antioch, into the south bay, mid to upper 50s as well. 56 san jose, upper 50s fo lroy. partly cloudy skies for the peninsula and widespread mid to upper 50s for areas near palo alto, mountain view. the extended forecast here, leaving in the slight chance, an outside chance. most of us will remain dry with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. temperatures tomorrow morning, though, really cooling off, back into the mid to upper 30s as we start the morning. so if you have a place to be tomorrow morning, you will notice the notable cooldown
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starting. later today, lasting into tomorrow morning. then the stretch into the final week of january looks to be dry with little change in store for our temperatures. mid to upper 50s in the forecast sunday, monday, tuesday, into wednesday. overnight lows sinking back to near freezing. mid to upper 30s in the forecast as we get started during the morning hours. it is the weekend. if you do have dinner plans for this evening, i'll have a look at the time line expected with your temperatures for tonight, coming up. state lawmakers are getting ready to tackle the issue of healthcare expansion. the new proposal lawmakers plan to make on monday and how it could impact your medical coverage. >> kind of surprising, because you don't really think of that happening around here. >> plus, a scare at a high school in lafayette. the warning school officials are sending to parents and the precaution the school is taking to keep kids safe. >> and a live look outside. wow, you heard rosemary talking about it. there it is. that is the sunol grade. pretty foggy out there, so foggy you can't see the
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roadway. if you're headed out the door in the next few minutes in the area, two hands on the wheel and drive very slow. 9:13, you're watching mornings on 2. well, well, well.
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. a live look there towards the city this morning.
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san francisco looking good. 51 degrees outside your door. we have new video this morning of a wild police chase in oklahoma. it happened during rush hour traffic near oklahoma city. at one point, one of those inside the vehicle reached out of the window, there you see it, unhooked the trailer and it went flying into traffic, almost hitting another driver. the chase hit speeds of 110 miles an hour before suspects tried to make a run for it and were eventually arrested. police say those suspects were wanted for burglary and were seen dumping drugs from their suv. well, there are more protests in egypt right now after a controversial ruling about last year's soccer riot. >> protesters demonstrated against the judge's decision to sentence 21 people to death for their role in a soccer riot. relatives of the prisoners then tried to break them out. 200 people have been hurt and 27 have died so far, including two policemen and two soccer players. you're taking a look now at
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video from last february's riot when it started. it broke out in the stands during a game between two rival soccer teams. that was the worst soccer violence in 15 years. well, the state department has requested $32 million from congress to train african groups in mali, as an international operation led by france attempts to retake the northern part of that country from militants affiliated with al-qaeda. u.s. officials say they are concerned mali could become a base for terrorists, although president obama says there are no plans for the u.s. to send ground troops there. president obama vowing to hold wall street accountable for any wrongdoing. >> but we also know the free market works best for everybody when we have smart, common sense rules in place to prevent irresponsible behavior. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president highlighted his nominations of mary jo white to the securities and exchange commission and richard cordray to continue leading the consumer financial protection bureau. they are both former
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prosecutors and their new jobs will focus on reforming wall street and protecting consumers from predator lending and credit card fees. the president's power to marez appointments will likely end up at the supreme court. a panel ruled the president exceeded his constitutional authority last year when he appointed three people to the national labor relations board while the senate was on a holiday break. the panel ruled that the senate was technically still in session. the ruling cast doubt on hundreds of decisions the labor board made in the past year. the pentagon has started laying off thousands of contract and temporary workers. a spokesman says the agency is letting 46,000 people go. it's an effort to reduce spending ahead of a possible mandatory budget cut in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by billions of dollars. state lawmakers are getting ready to tackle the issue of
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healthcare expansion. on monday, lawmakers will introduce a series of proposals to help president obama's affordable healthcare act. one of the most significant proposals will be to streamline the medical enrollment process to help sign up hundreds of thousands of californians currently eligible, but not enrolled. lawmakers will also consider new rules for a new state-run insurance company this fall that would make them cover patients with preexisting disorders. two cases of staph infection have been confirmed at a high school in lafayette. school officials sent a letter home to parents yesterday, asking students to take precautions to stop the spread of the infection. gym and locker rooms were also closed so they could be professionally cleaned. staph infections can have serious complications and require hospitalization. >> i thought that it's not too big of a deal, but i'm glad they are dealing with it in a good way. >> to prevent a staph infection, cdc recommends keeping all cuts clean and covered with bandages. students are being reminded never to share personal items like towels and soap, and to
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always shower immediately after games and practices. a ruling has yet to be made over the future of the drakes bay oyster farm. a crowd of supporters stood outside the courthouse in oakland yesterday, hoping that a federal judge would allow the company to continue operating while the eviction is being challenged. now, the judge did not issue a ruling, but is expected to in the coming weeks. the government has given the company a march 15th deadline to move out. drake's bay lost its federal lease in november because the interior secretary said the operation is harming the environment. the california state parks department is not happy about its plan to charge parking for visitors along the coast being denied. the department wants to install 15 self-pay machines at beaches and charge visitors a new $8 fee for parking. the state says those fees are necessary to maintain beaches and open others that were closed to budget cuts. the sonoma county board of zoning, however, denied that request.
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the state now plans to appeal that decision. a california high school receives a very special honor from nasa. >> so cool. i'm trying to picture it in space. it's almost unreal. >> what makes the gift so unique? and how the school beat out major museums for the honor. >> a cool system is moving into the bay area. how i expect it will impact your afternoon highs, coming up.
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. after days of bitter cold, many new yorkers are waking to snow. an arctic blast left fire hydrants frozen, causing pipes to burst. it has also brought further misery to homeowners who haven't had heat since october when superstorm sandy struck. that city set up tents in staten island for homeowners still without heat. a father in new york is in big trouble after police say he left his 1-year-old son in his car for eight hours in freezing temperatures. police say the man forgot to
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drop off his son at a day care, then left him strapped in the back seat of a car when he parked outside his office. police say the boy is lucky to be alive, since the temperature didn't go below 15 degrees. 9:24 now. let's turn it over to rosemary. a nice day outside yesterday, mild. today, about the same, chillier maybe? >> this morning, the same, but this afternoon, we'll notice cooler weather moving into the bay area. partly cloudy skies for some of us, patchy dense fog in some of our inland areas, through the strait, advisory lasting until 10:00 for dense fog visibility down to quarter mile. right now, 40s to mid-50s around the bay and in the region. 45, santa rosa. low 50s, san francisco. backing it up here, remaining a bit unsettled for your weekend, due to this system dropping out of the gulf of alaska. not a lot of rain associated with this. we'll leave in a slight chance for maybe a sprinkle. it's the cooler air you'll begin to feel by the afternoon. 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon, we typically receive our warmest
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temps, mid-50s to upper 50s. yesterday, we enjoyed mid-60s in many cases. you'll notice that. into the evening hours, we'll cool down and it's going to be chilly by tonight, 7:00 or so, slipping back into the 40s. low 40s by 10:00 this evening. if you have outdoor plans for the evening, or even if you're going out to dinner, bring along the light jacket because you may need it. extended forecast here, tomorrow morning, off to a colder start. so now that the colder air is settling in tomorrow morning, mid to upper 30s. still bouncing back into the mid to upper 50s. slightly unsettled for sunday. then getting into the last week of january, monday, tuesday and wednesday, temperatures don't budge a lot. mid to upper 30s in the forecast for the mornings. mid to upper 50s in the afternoon with dry conditions. back to you. some high school students in fresno are getting a special piece of space. it's all thanks to nasa. a teacher at clovis north high school sent a letter to nasa
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asking for hardware after learning the space program was ending. turns out nasa sent items like a million dollar robotic arm used to retrieve satellites. >> you smell the robotic arm. you get that smell of space. how many kids, how many people will get to smell what space smells like? >> well, the teacher is now hoping to create a first class air and space research center, right there on campus. well, a series of benefit concerts are being held this weekend to help raise money for bryan stow's medical care costs. new details we're learning this morning about his condition and why another battle may have just begun. >> and the chp pursuit winds a deadly crash in oakland this morning, killing a teenager. we'll tell you why police were chasing this suv in the first place. ♪
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. the search is on. the unusual outcome of a fatal high speed chase in oakland overnight and why police still have a lot of work to do in the case. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2, saturday, january 26th. i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. throughout the morning, we have been following adeveloping story in oakland. a stolen suv crashed while eluding police. alex savage was the first reporter on scene in oakland, where he has been talking to investigators and witnesses throughout the morning.
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alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. oakland police right now still trying to track down the driver of that stolen suv who triggered a deadly crash this morning. chp officers were pursuing the suv with eight people inside, coming down this steep hill here. that's when the driver lost control and slammed into that tree over there, breaking off that large branch. one of the passengers inside, a 19-year-old man, was killed in the accident. it happened about 3:30 this morning here on legion fields drive in the sequoia heights neighborhood of oakland. paramedics moved in, transporting six passengers with various injuries, and one young man died from his injuries in the end. everyone else is expected to survive. this pursuit actually began all the way over in el cerito when police tried to stop the suv which was stolen. one neighbor we talked to in the area told me she heard a loud crash, but saw officers moving in and then thought twice about getting involved.
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>> i'm an rn and i came running because i heard the crash and that's what i'm wired to do. but i was afraid to go and see if somebody was hurt. because i was afraid they would think i was the bad guy. >> reporter: investigators say two men actually ran off right after the accident. officers were able to catch one of them immediately and take him into custody, but the second man who officers say was the driver of the suv, did get away. police are still trying to track him down this morning. investigators do have a good idea who the man is and should be able to track him down at some point later on today. once he is taken into custody, i'm told by police he will be facing a number of serious charges, including vehicular manslaughter charges. live this morning in oakland, alex savage, ktvu channel 2news. palo alto police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian. police say the person was crossing embarcadero between walnut and brett heart street
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around 11:00 last night when they were hit by a pickup truck. there is no crosswalk in the area. the driver stopped and is cooperating with police. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. the san francisco giants fan who was severely beaten at dodgers stadium has suffered a setback in his recovery. family members say bryan stow has been hospitalized after doctors found a large clot running from his thigh to his pelvis that could have been fatal. stow received injections to help dissolve that clot and a filter has been inserted into his abdomen to catch any new clots before they reach his lungs. stow suffered brain damage after being beaten after a game outside of dodgers stadium in 2011 and he is permanently disabled. he is expected to be in the hospital at least through the weekend. ♪ a series of benefit concerts are being held this weekend to help raise money for
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bryan stow's medical care. tim flannery, the giants third base coach, organized and performed at last night's fund- raiser in mill valley. similar events will be held tonight in napa and tomorrow in santa cruz, which is stow's hometown. >> the day it happened it, didn't just affect bryan stow. everybody became full-time caregivers. >> flannery has already raise the $70,000 for the stow family through performances and dvd sales. now, at ktvu.com, we have posted a link where you can find tim flannery's dvd to benefit bryan stow. look for the web link section under hot topics, which is on our front page. a football coach has been fired and five students expelled in the wake of a hazing scandal at a catholic high school in vallejo. officials at st. patricks st. vincent high school say the head coach was fired after five players exposed themselves to six younger players in the locker room. they say the incident was part of a pattern of behavior that continued through last season.
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>> they were expelled because the school has very strict policies about hazing and about abusive behavior and they violated those. that's one advantage of being a private school. it's cut and dried and they violated the rules and they are out. >> we were not able to reach the coach for comment last night. officials say he was not involved with the hazing, but bears responsibility because he was in charge when those incidents took place. now this morning, antioch police are increasing patrols around schools after a suspicious man tried to talk a 10-year-old boy into getting into his car. it happened thursday afternoon near sutter elementary school. police say the boy was walking through a parking lot to meet his grandfather when a man in a 1970s light blue car tried to lure him into his vehicle. officers say they will now patrol the area when children get out of school every day. police in sunnyvale say a student who reported seeing a man with a gun at cupertino middle school made the story up. the incident caused three schools to go under lockdown and s.w.a.t. teams to respond. it also alarmed parents who
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were notified by phone and e- mail about the search for a gunman. >> we emptied the city for this and then called back other people, other officers to fill in. we canceled a fire training day. >> police have not said why the student lied, but say they will recommend criminal charges be filed for making a false report. alameda county sheriff deputies want criminal charges filed against a man who they say threatened a deputy with a 12-inch knife. authorities say the dublin incident started with a call about a man exhibiting some bizarre behavior. when they arrived at the home on frederickson lane, deputies say they were forced to shoot him after the man came after them with the knife. >> within two minutes, the suspect was already out of the house. he charged at them with a rambo- style knife, about 12 inches long. >> that man is expected to survive. deputies say they want him charged with assault with a deadly weapon. neighbors say he has a history of mental illness. well, the countdown is on to the super bowl and this
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morning, a bay area artist in the city's mission district is putting the finishing touches on a mural in honor of the san francisco 49ers. want to show you pictures of the mural, which is now along the masonic lodge on the 2600 block of mission street. there is the artist there, tim hahn, who painted it using only climbing ropes and ladders. this is the second niners mural to go up in that area. the first was painted last year during the playoffs. 49ers fans are being warned about phony merchandise sold on the street. vendors selling knock-off gear on market street took off when we tried to approach them. the nfl says it is pretty simple to spot a fake. tell-tale signs include labels split in two, poor quality graphics and unbelievably cheap prices. >> i always try and get the official licensed product. this is my personal preference. i don't like to buy knock-offs. >> officially licensed products do have an nfl hologram or a sticker of the players association logo. the nfl has sent inspectors to
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san francisco, baltimore, and new orleans to target people selling unlicensed gear and several vendors have already been cited. the city of new orleans says it is ready to welcome the 49ers when he team flies there tomorrow night. the city has planned for the super bowl for the past two years. it has spent close to $750 million, renovating the superdome, convention center, as well as the airport. new orleans will host the super bowl and mardi gras during the next two weeks. >> our great city of new orleans is ready for mardi gras and ready for the super bowl xlvii. i guarantee you, nobody has done both of these things at the same time ever! >> with 150,000 people in the city for the super bowl, security is a priority. new orleans is adding 300 officers from outside law enforcement agencies to help with the patrols. and remember to stay right here with ktvu channel 2 for all your super bowl coverage. we will bring you team coverage of the game starting next week,
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with ktvu anchors joe fonzi, mark ybanez, ken wayne and former san francisco 49er bubba paris. and also, we're the only local news station with a live post game show immediately following the super bowl. starting with a live look here over oakland, you can see the skyline, a mix of sun and clouds, partly sunny to partly cloudy over oakland right now. low 50s outside your door. if you're heading to the farmers market, not too bad. we are dealing with patchy fog in some areas and still patchy dense fog until 10:00 this morning. notice that shade of gray all the way down the central valley. patchy, dense fog if you're headed to the valley, central valley this morning. but it is stretching into areas along the delta, as well as the strait. you will find visibility down to a quarter mile in some spots this morning, vallejo, 780, 680, i-80, all involved in this patchy dense fog advisory. that, again, lasting for the
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next 20 minutes or so. widespread gray over parts of the east bay. take a look at this. san ramon, livermore. livermore reporting visibility down earlier this morning as well. shifts over hayward, oakland, san leandro, milpitas, fremont, dunbarton bridge at this area. san jose, mostly gray, perhaps a little bit of drizzle outside your door at this hour. storm tracker 2 showing you, i've got to show you why we remain unsettled for the weekend. while this system continues to push east, we have a new one that's already dropping in. this is going to bring us a very weak chance at maybe a scattered shower. but it's going to usher in cooler air as well. crescent city reporting just a few light sprinkles. will we see any? maybe just an outside chance. even want to show you the forecast model because the time stamp reads at this hour, picking up just a little bit of moisture over san jose. so while the radar not picking it up, maybe a sprinkle, maybe a little bit of drizzle right now, but for the most part, we're going to remain partly cloudy, even mostly sunny. this is 1:00 this afternoon. not a lot of rain to speak of.
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we're going to leave in, again, just a slim chance. temperatures in the afternoon will be cooler, though. you'll notice that. 54 in oakland right now. 52 in hayward. low 50s concord, livermore. mid to upper 40s in and around petaluma, san jose. afternoon highs for today, 57 for napa. 54 san rafael. 58 in oakland. 57 in hayward. 56 mountain view and down into the south bay, looking at 56 today. 56 for morgan hill. 57 in antioch. mid-50s in livermore. yesterday afternoon under partly cloudy skies for most of us, warming into the low to mid- 60s. there is a notable difference there and you should feel it for the afternoon. by tomorrow morning, this cooling trend will also drive overnight lows down. upper 30s as we start sunday morning. that will also be a notable change for you. into the afternoon, we're going to remain with this sort of unsettled pattern through sunday, with a slight chance for maybe a sprinkle on sunday as well. mid to upper 50s in the forecast monday into tuesday.
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we're drier, but temperatures, not really budging a whole lot. we'll remain in the mid to upper 30s in the overnight hours. mid to upper 50s in the forecast for the second half of your day, with dry conditions. i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers, coming up. [ motorcycles revving engines ] the sounds of dirt bikes will fill the oakland coliseum today when tens of thousands of people attend the monster energy ama supercross racing series event. the main race starts at 7:00 tonight, but the doors open at 12:30 this afternoon. check out practices and qualifying races. tickets are still available. an increase in the number of home invasions in piedmont has some members of the community on edge. the new measures the city is planning to take to make sure people stay safe. >> if it's not getting into the right hands, then that really is upsetting. >> plus, more on the new program that's targeting fran restaurants. how it could involve money that you have been putting forward for health benefits. >> and let's give you a live
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starting with a fabulous shot there over the bay. some of us dealing with patchy, dense fog. no trouble over the bridge morning, mostly clear sties. the city of piedmont may install security cameras after increase in home invasions. piedmont police have responded to a total of four home invasions since december, leading the city to install more than a dozen cameras along the oakland border. >> this is a good investigative tool. if we can get it, to be able to have that would make a big
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difference in being able to solve crimes. >> piedmont police say they are waiting for an estimate on the cost of installing those cameras. some piedmont homeowners say they are willing to help pay for the added security. police in milpitas found a marijuana grow operation across the street from an elementary school, finding more than 400 marijuana plants after raiding the home on dickson road yesterday. the street value was about $600,000. neighbors say they are surprised that such a large growing operation could be up and running in a residential neighborhood, but police say there are signs residents can look out for. >> we're finding most of these grow houses are rental properties because they are causing thousands of dollars of damage. >> police say other clues that a growing operation may exist in a house where you may never see the tenant, increased ventilation and the signs of fans. nurses association is concerned because part of a berkeley hospital will be without heat or hot water
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today. alta bay summit medical center alerted staff that a couple of the north buildings are going to lose service as crews repair a leak in the boiler room. the hospital says it has taken some precautionary steps, such as ordering extra supplies to protect patient care. there are no c-section deliveries scheduled and all newborn baths are being postponed. repair crews are making progress on the section of the bay bridge damaged by an oil tanker earlier this month. since the work began on tuesday, workers removed wood, steel and plastic from the damaged offender system. the demolition is estimated to last another week. then it's going to take another four months to make the repairs. the city of oakland and alameda county are stepping up efforts to keep the raiders from leaving. officials have approved spending up to a million dollars to begin a study to turn the area around the coliseum into a coliseum city, including a football stadium, housing and retail shops. the project would cost a billion dollars with most of the money coming from private
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sources. san francisco city attorney says more than 50 restaurants are committing fraud because they are not using money from a healthcare surcharge to provide health coverage to their employees. city attorney dennis herrera says san francisco restaurants collected $15 million from the healthy san francisco surcharge in 2011, but only $10 million was spent providing coverage to employees. herrera is offering a 90-day amnesty period for restaurants to repay those funds that were misspent. >> this program seeks to remedy consumer fraud by a relative handful of restaurants and other businesses. >> the golden gate restaurant association says poor accounting may be responsible for the discrepancies. the restaurant with the largest discrepancy was michael mina. the restaurant disputes the claim and says the funds that are not accounted for were being held in a separate account. one san francisco restaurant has already settled
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with the city over those healthy san francisco surcharges. pacci's chicago pizza agreed to pay $205,000 to current and former employees who did not get healthcare, and they are going to increase spending on employee healthcare by $100,000. the restaurant charged customers a 4% surcharge. pacci's says the unused funds were being set aside to pay future healthcare claims by employees. well, a reminder for drivers in san francisco. for the first time you will actually have to start feeding parking meters tomorrow. the city expanded its parking meter enforcement to all meters on sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. for the past three weekends, drivers only got warnings, but that grace period, again, ends tomorrow. that means violators could find themselves with parking tickets starting at $62. changes are coming to the way people live in new york city in the next two years. it's to help accommodate the city's growing population. but as mary snow reports, the changes are coming at a big price. >> reporter: in a city tight on
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living space, things are about to get even tighter. >> so this one room is living room, bedroom-- >> dining room. >> everything? >> everything. >> reporter: these full-time living quarters are what's called a micro apartment. squeezed into an area the size of a modest hotel room. >> there's the bed unit. and then if you don't want to look at the television, you have a bar. at the same time, you have a work space, and you have a desk. >> they are traditional ideas that have been updated in a modern, sexy, italian way. >> i can do this, sort of. >> reporter: pay a visit to some new yorkers who already live in tiny spaces. that modern sleekness may be tough to maintain. >> clothes to down. >> reporter: this micro apartment, which is a museum exhibit, is 325 square feet. regulations currently require a minimum of 400 square feet for new units. but the city is going to bend that rule for a pilot project to build 55 micro apartments,
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making space for more people, and reserving nearly half just for low and middle income residents. the city of new york museum curator says new york is following the lead of other places, like tokyo and hong kong. >> why the need for these kind of apartments, to live like this? >> because the city's going to have 600,000 more people and a lot of those people are going to be single. and so they want smaller units that they can afford. >> reporter: what may buy a house in other parts of the country won't get you far in new york city. one major realtor in new york says the average price for a studio apartment is roughly $300,000. >> the average price here is $1.4 million. and for that, you're getting just a small apartment. so even though this seems really expensive, for new york, it's a bargain. >> reporter: a bargain for someone who thinks outside the box, but is willing to live in one. >> and that was mary snow reporting. new york city, not the only city experimenting with these tiny dwellings.
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in november, san francisco supervisors approved legislation that will allow the building of micro apartments, such as big as 220 square feet. >> those are tiny! 9:51. a stolen suv full of people crashed in oakland. the search at this hour for the driver and what caused a witness to back away from that scene. >> a cooling trend in store for your weekend. i'll have what you can expect for your area, coming up.
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. 9:53 on the clock. recapping top stories for this morning, a stolen suv with eight people inside crashed in oakland. police say a 19-year-old man was killed, while five other passengers were injured. one suspect was caught, while another remains on the loose. a witness who is also a nurse, says she wanted to help the victims, but was afraid police would mistaken her for a suspect. a popular fairfield comedy club was destroyed late last night by fire that broke out just before 7:00 at the
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original pepper bellies comedy and variety theater on texas street in downtown fairfield. an investigation into the cause is under way. an oakland police officer is recovering this morning from a gunshot wound to the leg. officials say he was shot after a car crashed into another car on 12th street and 48th avenue. one of the drivers ran away. he was arrested. this was the second oakland police officer to get shot this week. the online hacker group anonymous has taken over a government website to avenge the death of an internet activist. >> two weeks ago today, a line was crossed. two weeks ago today-- >> anonymous hijacked the site belonging to the u.s. sentencing commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch. family and friends of aaron swartz say he killed himself after being hounded by federal prosecutors. he helped develop the san francisco-based website reddit.com. anonymous is threatening to
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release stolen data taken from government network systems. now, a man from west sacramento has filed a lawsuit against subway, claiming fraud and false advertising and it is the latest in a series of claims against subway following this photo t shows one of the company's foot-long sandwiches is actually just 11 inches long. the chain has apologized. subway says it is redoubling efforts to ensure consistency and the correct length of all its sandwiches. the san jose sharks have back-to-back games this weekend at hp pavillion. today, it's the colorado avalanche in town at the tank. puck drops at 1:00. tomorrow, the sharks will host the vancouver canucks at 5:00. sharks are 3-0, so far in this lockout-shortened season. the defending american league west champions oakland a's are getting an early start to the season, with fan fest tomorrow. unfortunately, if you don't have a ticket, you won't be able to get in. the event is already sold out, although children 6 and under can still get in for free with an adult who has a ticket. there will be free autograph sessions and memorabilia for
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sale. 2013 individual game tickets also go on sale tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. fan fest starts at 10:30. the world champion san francisco giants will hold its annual fan test on saturday, february 9th at at&t ball park. it is free to get in and there is also free parking. the event will include player question and answer sessions, free autographs, and much more. it is from 10:00 until 3:00 on saturday, february 9th. 9:56. let's head right back out to rosemary, who is watching our changing conditions. >> yes, mostly sunny to mostly cloudy still around the bay. a few patches of fog, but improving as we get into the 10:00 hour. feeling pretty good. at lunchtime, low to mid-50s. then for the afternoon, cooler than yesterday and slightly below normal in some areas. mid to upper 50s is all we'll receive. 55 pacifica, 57 in hayward, 57 napa. the system that's bringing us the cooler air also going to bring us just a slight chance
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at maybe a weak shower or two. don't change your plans. it's not going to be anything significant. going to leave in that unsettled pattern through sunday, as temperatures will be cooler tomorrow, bouncing back into the mid to upper 50s. then as we get into the final stretch of january, remaining dry. >> nothing juicy brewing out there. >> we could use a little. still okay for the entire season, but january has been dry. >> dry, compared to december, especially. >> right. >> thank you, rosemary. and that is our report for this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2news. >> be sure to join ktvu for our next newscast at 7:00. remember, we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us. have a great saturday.